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9 Recommended Tips – Presenting your UK visa application

9 Recommended Tips

9 Recommended Tips – Presenting your UK Visa Application

Your UK Visa Application

  1. Allow plenty of time to make your application – If you are making an application inside the UK start compiling your documents at least 60 days before the expiry date of your visa. This will give you time to order certificates, request documents from HMRC sit your English Language exam etc. You may make your application for an extension up to 28 days prior to the expiry date of  your current visa.
  2. The rules and Immigration routes change frequently from year to year. Therefore you must ensure your application form is the right one for your case and that it is ‘in date’. Your application may be returned invalid if you use an incorrect form or if the form is old. Always refer to the UKVI website for updated information about the rule changes and forms.
  3. Try not to make any mistakes in your application form. If you’ve made a mess, start again.
  4. Use block capitals in all areas you are required to complete and only use black or blue ink, do not mix the inks.
  5. Make sure your passport photograph/s are the right size (refer to below diagram). Do not affix your photograph/s with glue, use a staple on the edge of the photograph avoiding the face and body area. Or use a transparent envelope and attach it.Passport Photograph Specifications for UK Visa Applications
  6. Ensure all the information provided is pertinent to the application you are submitting.  Add a cover letter setting your history  and  supporting documents in order. This will help the caseworker review your application more efficiently and may even speed up the consideration process.
  7. Make sure you make a copy of your application and all the documents in the bundle and keep the copy in a safe place.
  8. When sending your application and documents, make sure you send them via Royal Mail Special delivery, so you can track your application and if required to do so, you can demonstrate that you have submitted an ‘in time’ application to UKVI.
  9. If you are worried about whether you meet the suitability of the visa you are applying for or you need someone to look at your application, there are regulated companies who can help. Please click on the following link for a list of regulated advisers:

Written By

Louisa Kennedy, Private Immigration Adviser

Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Package

Permanent Residency

Permanent Residency and Naturalisation Representation Package

Following the uncertainty of Brexit and what it may bring to people who have set up their lives and invested in the United Kingdom. We have created an Immigration package which is specifically designed for EEA Nationals who have been resident in the United Kingdom for over five years.

Our Permanent Residency and naturalisation package includes the following:

  • A one hour consultation with a regulated Immigration Adviser
  • Formal Opinion
  • Document Review
  • Application and document assembly
  • Representation
To find out more about our services or whether you are eligible, please contact us.

Travelling to the UK for Christmas?

Travelling to the UK for Christmas?

Travelling to the UK this Christmas?

I must admit that being a native Brit, my experience of Christmas has always been very exciting. Us Brits do Christmas well. Christmas Markets to carol singing the UK boasts wonderful shopping and traditions Father Christmas can only dream of. London is the place to be from the more alternative style of fashion Camden Town brings to Oxford Street and Knightsbridge, there is something for everyone. Roasting chestnuts and mulled wine waft the streets giving that wonderful warm notion ‘Christmas is coming’. It’s a tradition that has become a worldwide event and one we can stand together in enjoyment and wonder, it’s a tradition that has remained for centuries and will pass on through generations in the years to come, a tradition that will remain unspoiled in the face of adversity.

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Cyber Monday get your free Skype consultation with us


Cyber Monday get your free Skype consultation with us

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday get your free Skype consultation with us

In order to participate you must book your Skype consultation on Cyber Monday 30th November 2015 between 09.30 and 17.00. Consultations will take place the following week until 17.00 on Monday 7th December. The consultation will last 20 minutes. If your enquiry requires more time with an adviser we will advise and then quote our fee for any additional time spent outside your free Black Friday consultation before we proceed further.

Like our fellow Americans we would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you Cyber Monday which is an incentive to reduce costs in services and products for one day before Christmas. This day is 27th November 2015

If you would like to book your appointment now please click here and quote  ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ 

Our Immigration advisers are regulated by the Office of the Services Commissioner. We specialise in Business Immigration, Tier 2 Sponsor Licenses and compliance, Further Leave to Remain, Entry Clearance, Indefinite Leave to Remain and Naturalisation. If you want to live, work or study in the UK, now’s the time to get the advice you need to make that important move.

Otherwise, please feel free to navigate our new website for up to date information about immigration. If you are applying to visit friends and family over the Christmas period, be prepared for delays, the Home Office and visa application centres worldwide are closed during the Christmas period.

If you would like to book a Skype consultation please click on  get your free Skype consultation with us.

UKTI Inward Investment Report

UKTI Inward Investment Report

Over the last financial year Britain has continued to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe and is now the 3rd largest recipient, behind the US and China, in the World. The number of FDI projects in the UK has increased by 12% and the total inflow of capital was estimated to have exceeded £1 Trillion for the first time. This is a clear validation of the UK’s business friendly approach to wealth creation and an attribute to the UK skilled workforce as a whole.

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Engineering sector growth stunted by skills shortage

The Visa Office

Engineering sector growth stunted by skills shortage

Every year the Migration Advisory Committee report highlights the skills shortages in the United Kingdom and the engineering sector has been the most widely affected by the lack of tangible skills new graduates or school leavers are able to apply. This opens up a huge gap within the workforce market and threatens the growth of many companies operating in this sector.

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How do you like these Apples?

European Union
How do you like those apples?

UK Membership to the European Union

The Queen’s speech has fired the starting gun on the debate concerning Britain’s membership to the European Union. The problem for Britain has always been with the four fundamental freedoms of the single market. The obligation of member states in free movement of capital, goods, services and people to ensure that niche markets are supported by the right (EU) resources. For any organisation, this guarded principle ensures optimal growth as a by-product of highly evolved capitalism.

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